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Thunder pick up 5th-year option on Donovan's contract

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 11:09pm

The Oklahoma City Thunder have exercised their fifth-year option on coach Billy Donovan's contract.

Curry becomes 5th Warrior with 15,000 regular-season points

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 10:54pm

Stephen Curry missed his first three tries from deep, got a little frustrated and forgot about the 10 points he needed for another major milestone.

George, Westbrook lead Thunder past Bulls 121-96

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 8:56pm

Paul George's performance late in the first half was all the Oklahoma City Thunder needed against Chicago Bulls.

Towns, bench help Timberwolves beat road-weary Kings 132-105

Brian Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 8:44pm

Karl-Anthony Towns got the Minnesota Timberwolves started and then enjoyed watching rookie Josh Okogie and the bench deliver the big blow.

Suns use big 3rd quarter to beat Knicks for 3rd in a row

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 8:18pm

A 4-24 record didn't discourage the Phoenix Suns, so a seven-point halftime deficit certainly wouldn't.

Laster helps Gardner-Webb run past Georgia Tech 79-69

Matt Winkeljohn, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 7:52pm

Gardner-Webb went right at Georgia Tech Monday night, and the Runnin' Bulldogs may have come away from their 79-69 upset win over the Yellow Jackets a little surprised after DJ Laster scored 20 of his career high-tying 25 points before intermission.

Bucks hold on late for 107-104 win over Pistons

Noah Trister, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 7:38pm

Giannis Antetokounmpo was called for two quick fouls, and with 9:02 remaining in the first quarter, he went to the bench.

Jeff Teague out for Timberwolves vs. Kings with ankle injury

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 5:54pm

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Jeff Teague will miss Monday's game against the Sacramento Kings with left ankle inflammation.

Bucks' Brogdon out again with hamstring issue

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 5:18pm

Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon is out for a second straight game because of left hamstring soreness.

Surprising Nuggets leading the Western Conference

Pat Graham, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 2:18pm

The topic: Denver leading the Western Conference and whether teams are starting to take the Nuggets more seriously.

Pacers hire NBA's 1st female assistant general manager

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 10:26am

The Indiana Pacers have hired Kelly Krauskopf as their new assistant general manager, making her the first woman in league history to hold the title.

Brian Agler hired to coach WNBA's Dallas Wings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 10:07am

Brian Agler is the new coach of the WNBA's Dallas Wings.

Wizards complete trade to acquire Ariza from Suns

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 9:49am

The Wizards have completed a trade to acquire forward Trevor Ariza from the Phoenix Suns for forward Kelly Oubre Jr. and guard Austin Rivers.

LeBron's season-low 13 in blowout caps Lakers' eventful week

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 12:44am

This was hardly the ideal way for LeBron James and his Los Angeles Lakers to cap what amounted to an eventful week of highs and lows.

Nuggets beat Raptors 95-86 in matchup of conference leaders

Pat Graham, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 8:37pm

In the fourth quarter, Jamal Murray's shot finally started falling.

Wade makes more New Orleans memories, Heat beat Pelicans

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 7:45pm

Dwyane Wade fondly remembers his dominant first game in New Orleans as an emerging college star with Marquette. He won't forget what was likely his final performance as a pro in the Big Easy, either.

Hield, Fox help Kings end Mavs' home winning streak, 120-113

Dave Jackson, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 7:41pm

The Sacramento Kings ended the Dallas Mavericks' home winning streak and spoiled Dirk Nowitzki's return to the American Airlines Center.

Wall's 40, 14 lead Wiz past Lakers 128-110; LBJ scores 13

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 6:26pm

John Wall was at his attacking best: 40 points and 14 assists; one no-look, through-the-legs assist; one buzzer-beating rainbow step-back jumper.

Turner, Oladipo lead Pacers over Knicks for 7th straight win

Corey Elliot, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 6:06pm

Victor Oladipo is getting close.